McDaniels v. Hodges et al
ORDER denying 43 motion requesting reconsideration or relief of the Order dismissing his case. Signed by Chief Judge Terry L. Wooten on 11/17/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Kevin Wayne McDaniels,
Case No. 1:14-cv-4197-TLW
State of South Carolina; Alan Wilson, SC Attorney
General; Nikki Haley, SC Governor; Derham Cole,
Chief Judge of Sptg. County; Barry Barnette, Chief
Prosecutor of Spartanburg Co.; Chuck Wright,
Spartanburg Co. Sheriff; Tim Tucker, Spartanburg
Co. Police Officer; Phil Easler, Spartanburg Co.
Police Officer; Robert Hall, Spartanburg Co. Public
Defender; sued in their individual and official
Kevin W. McDaniels,
Case No. 2:14-cv-4636-TLW
Judge Shiva Hodges; Judge Derham Cole,
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Kevin Wayne McDaniels’s filing captioned
“Rule 59,” which seeks reconsideration of the Court’s Orders dismissing McDaniels’s abovecaptioned cases. Case No. 1:14-cv-4197-TLW, ECF No. 36; Case No. 2:14-cv-4636-TLW, ECF
The Court has carefully reviewed the relevant filings and concludes that McDaniels fails
to show any intervening change in controlling law, account for new evidence, or show clear error
of law or manifest injustice. Although McDaniels alleges he is innocent, his argument is based on
broad assertions and he does not present sufficient evidence of manifest injustice, extraordinary
circumstances, or new evidence. The Court concludes that McDaniels has not set forth sufficient
grounds to cause the Court to alter, amend, or vacate its prior Orders. See F.R.C.P. 59(e). Further,
his claims and vague factual allegations in support of those claims do not present sufficient
evidence in support of any Rule 60(b) factor for which the Court may grant relief. Thus, the Court
concludes that, even if this motion was not time-barred under Rule 60, McDaniels fails to set forth
a sufficient basis to be relieved of the Orders under Rule 60(b).
For the reasons stated, McDaniels’s motion requesting reconsideration or relief of the
Orders dismissing his cases, Case No. 1:14-cv-4197-TLW, ECF No. 25; Case No.
2:14-cv-4636-TLW, ECF No. 29, the motion, Case No. 1:14-cv-4197-TLW, ECF No. 36; Case
No. 2:14-cv-4636-TLW, ECF No. 43, is hereby DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Terry L. Wooten
Terry L. Wooten
Chief United States District Judge
November 17, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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